We'll, trust me, cross stitch is not dead and there are lots of young needleworkers out there! Guess where they are? They are on Flosstube!
I decided to check out Flosstube a few weeks ago after reading about it on some of my favorite blogs. I've been watching Flosstube for the past couple of weeks. All age groups are represented; I watched a video ("vlog") today that was recorded by a 70-year old! I must say though, I've been pleased to see many young stitchers in their 30's and 40's.
These stitchers are on Facebook participating in groups and in SALs that start a new project every day for one month or commit to finishing 15 - 20 WIPs over the next month. Some are "stitching dark" during the month of October. Others are participating in Hogwarts themed stitching groups. These stitchers are dyeing their own fabric and purchasing floss from vendors I've never heard of. They are very brave and are not afraid to swap floss colors and stitch something different than the designer intended. They are very respectful of copyright. In lieu of stitching get together they Skype with each other. They are excited about needlework as evidenced by their "haul" which they proudly share.
I am encouraged by what I have seen. This is a different approach to stitching than what I am used to, but it is so refreshing. I am glad to know that needlework is alive and well!
Here's where I am at with All Creatures Great and Small:
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